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Rocky Balboa Collie Mix McKinney, TX

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium


Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Rocky Balboa

Meet Rocky Balboa! YO, Family!

Rocky isn't a puppy. He isn't a purebred. He is a medium sized black/tan Collie mix with adorable spots on his paws dog.
But he is a dog

that can go the distance!

He was recently surrendered to a shelter. Not our rescue, but a shelter that we work with to try and save as many together as we can.

Clearly, not much thought or concern about his future, or how he would get through losing the only life and love he had ever known went into the decision, they assumed he would bounce right back, maybe they assumed he would be adopted immediately, maybe they never even gave a thought to how he would process and survive.

Through team efforts, an LHS foster decided to change his story, he was rescued from the shelter just a few weeks ago and is in foster with care with LHS. At first his eyes said all we needed to know. It was clear that his heart was shattered, but his foster mom reminded him the he mattered his foster home is re storing the love and the feeling of belonging that he knew until recently. We want to give him back what he lost, no idea what he did wrong, or why he lost everything he ever loved, a home that will be forever this time.

Fresh start. New hope. A mountain of love with a new family who will help his heart to mend.

People have no idea how much these animals hurt when they are given up. Many owners sign them over and walk right out. Sometimes they seem genuinely upset. None of them see the devastation. But we do. We get to see it up close and personally. Yes, sometimes it's situations that can't be helped. We know this, we truly do. We're trying to be understanding, we're trying not to judge. But I don't know how you look into eyes like these, feel their pain and heartache, and not get sad.

Please, if you know anyone who is looking for a new family member, please encourage them to consider Rocky, and know that these animals are family, too.

For all dogs and this precious boy, we have got to do better by these animals.

All it takes is for one person to see Rocky for who he really is.

That is: perfection. He is the happiest boy in his foster home now.. If you like nonstop tail wags, perfectly placed kisses, a dog to go on an adventure AND pass out on the couch with you- Rocky is the one!

He loves to go on field trips, and he is so well behaved. He is dog friendly and loves to meet new friends.

He is crate and house trained and is the most chill boy that wants to do anything you want. I love a dog that can mimic the energy of their owners and Rocky is that!

Rocky is 54 pounds, 4 years old, and a good dog. A loyal dog. A dog who spent his entire 4 years loving his people with everything he had, entrusting them with his love and his life. A dog who thought he would be loved and cared for forever. Little did he know his people would split up and neither would consider him important enough to include him in their future.

This precious boy is looking for a family.

Rocky is fully vetted, heartworm negative and neutered.
We do not have a facility to house the dogs in our program. They are all kept in foster homes until they are adopted. Therefore, if you are interested in adopting from LHS, please complete an online application at and we will contact you asap about the status of your application.

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  • Collie
  • Adult
  • Male